Building Pb Nanomesas with Atomic-Layer Precision

C. S. Jiang, S. C. Li, H. B. Yu, D. Eom, X. D. Wang, Ph Ebert, J. F. Jia, Q. K. Xue, C. K. Shin

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The manipulation of metallic nanaostructures which involved macroscopic number of atoms was investigated with precise control in their local structures. A two-step process was involved which included triggering step using scanning tunneling microscope followed by self-limiting mass-transfer process. Pb nanomesas was constructed on Si(111) substrates using the two-step process whose thickness was controlled with atomic-layer precision. The kinetic barrier was also determined for mass transfer with description of underlying mechanism behind this novel manipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106104
Pages (from-to)106104-1-106104-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 12 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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